Tag Archives: VarSeq

Clinical Workflows Webcast Q&A

         July 13, 2017
Workflows in VarSeq

In case you missed our live event yesterday, I wanted to share the Q&A session and a link to the webcast recording: An Exploration of Clinical Workflows in VarSeq. Question:You mentioned saving projects as templates, will it save GenomeBrowse plots in the project template or do you have to replot the data when opening the software? Answer: Yes, if you save your… Read more »

End-to-End Solution for Clinical Labs Webcast Q&A

         June 8, 2017
VS-CNV Annotations

Yesterday’s monthly webcast featured our end-to-end solution for clinical labs. In case you missed it, you can watch the webcast here! There were a number of questions asked in the live event, so in today’s blog post I wanted to recap the Q&A session. Can you go over the requirements for the CNV algorithm in more detail?  If you are… Read more »

New Tutorial: VSReports

         May 11, 2017
cancer gene panel tutorial

The new VSReports tutorial covers a basic VSReports workflow with an emphasis on understanding and exploring report customizations. This tutorial requires an active VarSeq license with the the VSReport feature included. You can go to Discover VarSeq or email info@goldenhelix.com to request an evaluation license with the VSReports functionality included. VS Reports provides the ability to generate clinical-grade reports. This feature enables VarSeq… Read more »

CNV User Perspective Webcast Q&A

         April 20, 2017
CNV User

Nathan Fortier’s webcast yesterday, CNV Analysis in VarSeq – A User’s Perspective, was an excellent demonstration of our CNV capabilites, so check it out here if you missed it. There were a number of questions asked in the live event, so in today’s blog post I wanted to recap the Q&A session. Question: Do the reference samples have to be from the… Read more »

CNV exome analysis coming to VarSeq!

         March 14, 2017
CNV Exome Analysis

VarSeq will soon provide CNV exome analysis! In our webcast last week, we announced that we took our CNV caller, VS-CNV, to the next level. Along with the ability to call CNVs at the single-exon level in NGS gene panels, VarSeq can soon be used to call large loss of heterozygosity (LOH) and  CNV events at the exome level. The combination… Read more »

Clinical Reporting Made Easy

         February 2, 2017

Join our upcoming webcast – Clinical Reporting Made Easy Wednesday, February 15th 12:00 pm EST Clinical labs need to be able to process samples down to a short list of variants and publish a professional report. VSReports helps scientists and clinicians alike create timely, actionable reports that can improve clinical decision making and streamline patient care by seamlessly incorporating the… Read more »

Massive Variant Boost to ClinVar & PubMed Citation Fields

         January 24, 2017
ClinVar

It may have been easy to miss in the drum-beat of monthly annotation updates we do here at Golden Helix, but there are a couple of things that are very special about the January update to the ClinVar database: We added new fields including HGVS names of variants and citations in PubMed for variants ClinVar nearly doubled in size by… Read more »

Using Assessment Catalogs in your VarSeq workflow

         December 15, 2016
Variant Assessment Cataloug

Variant interpretation is an integral part of any workflow that results in some decisions being made about the validity and suspected functional impact of a variant in a given sample and their presenting phenotypes. The VarSeq Assessment Catalog functionality is designed to assist the VarSeq user in streamlining this process. To include this functionality in your workflow, you will first… Read more »

Case Study: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

         December 6, 2016
Laura Li

Dr. Laura Li and her colleagues at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) are working to determine the underlying genetic causes of Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH), which is still unclear. ONH is the absence or under-development of the optic nerve and is currently the leading ocular cause of vision impairments and blindness in young children. ONH can also be combined… Read more »

WEBCAST: CNV Analysis with VarSeq

         November 22, 2016

December’s webcast will provide the Golden Helix community with a more in-depth look at CNV analysis in VarSeq. On December 7th, Dr. Nathan Fortier will discuss the challenges and metrics surrounding CNV detection and then demonstrate VarSeq’s new capability from VCF to clinical report.  Wednesday, December 7th @ 12:00 PM, EST Numerous studies have documented the role of Copy Number Variations (CNVs)… Read more »

Why Call CNVs: Getting More from your NGS Data

         October 11, 2016
CNV Call

Copy Number Variants have been important to clinical genetics for quite a while now. So, what has made now the right time to be looking at calling CNVs from NGS data? Well, there are a number of good reasons. The dominant one is simply that the NGS data you are already creating for calling variants can be used in many cases… Read more »

Personalized Medicine through Tumor Sequencing

         August 23, 2016
Tumor Sequencing

Join us for a guest presentation Personalized Medicine through Tumor Sequencing by Dr. Jeffrey Rosenfeld! Wednesday, September 7th 12:00 pm EDT The identification of medications that target specific gene mutations is one of the major recent advances in cancer therapy. In 2001 Gleevec was approved to treat patients with the BCR-ABL fusion in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Since then many more drugs… Read more »

Finding Rare Mutations at the Center for Rare Jewish Genetic Disorders

         July 14, 2016
Bonei Olam

Since 1999, Bonei Olam has been providing large-scale funding for fertility treatment and research. The non-profit’s mission is to provide whatever means or resources necessary to help childless couples achieve the dream of parenthood. Today, it is recognized in the worldwide medical arena for its leadership role at the forefront of reproductive medicine, research and technology. Specifically, Bonei Olam has… Read more »

Using Clinical Reports in a Gene Panel Pipeline

         June 30, 2016
Gene Panel

Upcoming Golden Helix Webcast: Using Clinical Reports as part of a Gene Panel Pipeline Wednesday, July 13th @ 12:00 pm EDT VarSeq Reports can be used as part of an automatic pipeline to quickly list variants with information that can be used to make actionable clinical decisions in a readable HTML format. Need to further filter the variants or add interpretation… Read more »

Diagnosing Rare Disease at King Abdulaziz Medical City

         June 9, 2016
King Abdulaziz Medical City

King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) in Riyadh commenced its operations in May 1983. Since then, it has continued expanding, while providing services for a rapidly growing patient population in all of its catchments areas. Today, King Fahad National Guard Hospital has evolved to be part of the King Abdulaziz Medical City with many other prominent medical centers. Since its inauguration… Read more »

VSPipeline Tips and Tricks

         June 2, 2016
VSPipeline Tips & Tricks

The power of VSPipeline is in it’s ability to automate VarSeq workflows. Using VarSeq to create a pipeline template is great because it allows you to dial in the applied filters as well as interactively organize the annotations and applied algorithms. Automating a workflow with VSPipeline is  straightforward when beginning with an existing project. However, there are several steps that… Read more »

CADD Scores: Rank and Filter in Harmony!

         May 19, 2016
VSClinical algorithm

There used to be much energy expended at conferences, bioinformatics forums and even publications about what was the better strategy for interpreting variants of clinical significance: Rule-based filtering and classification mechanisms or rank-based prioritization through all-encompassing “pathogenicity” scores. Both have shown to be effective. Rule-based systems, as exemplified in this filtering diagram in Baylor’s ground-breaking paper on clinical whole-exome sequencing… Read more »

Customizing Workflows for Family Structure

         May 12, 2016
family structure

During the webcast yesterday, I demonstrated a few ways of customizing de Novo Candidate and Compound Heterozygous Candidate workflows to consider family structure that was slightly different from the default trio workflow. The families included additional affected and unaffected siblings added to a trio as well as looking at what could be done if there were only two affected siblings… Read more »

N-of-One Integration comes to VSReports

         April 28, 2016

Submit directly to N-of-One from VarSeq If you or your lab uses N-of-One solutions for clinical annotations, here’s some good news: You can now submit directly to N-of-One from VarSeq! N-of-One’s set of preferred transcripts may differ from those outputted by our algorithms in VarSeq, so our solution was built with that in mind. Our slick, easy to use, and… Read more »

Custom Family Workflows featured in May Webcast

         April 26, 2016

Wednesday, May 11th 12:00 pm EDT VarSeq contains default workflows for Trio analysis which include filter chains for identifying de Novo and Compound Heterozygous variants, but what if you have data for a full Quad or even just a few siblings? How could your VarSeq workflow be adjusted to handle this custom family structure?In this presentation we will demonstrate how… Read more »